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In addition to recreational programs and swim lessons for children and youth, the Kelowna Family Y also has a variety of child care offerings.

mom passes baby to YMCA child minding staff person

Child Minding

Drop in for a workout and quick break as you leave kids aged 0–10 with us at the Kelowna Family Y or H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre.

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The Y’s approach to child care is unique. We believe that ensuring a sound basis for healthy child development and success begins with play, and our child care programs give children exactly that — space to run, dance, jump and explore.

As western Canada’s largest licensed child care provider, the YMCA has been building and operating high-quality child care spaces for decades. Every program provides children with the opportunity to be active, make friends, have fun and develop confidence.

Furthermore, the health and safety of kids in our care is our top priority. All staff are trained in YMCA Child Protection standards that far surpass licensing regulations.

And finally, what makes the Y truly stand out is that we are a charity that believes financial circumstances shouldn't stand in the way of receiving quality care for your child. As a charity, the YMCA of Okanagan has always provided financial assistance to those in need. In addition, with new government supports in place, child care is becoming more affordable.

At the YMCA, we are helping BC parents raise healthy, resilient children.

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Financial Support for Child Care Programs

Financial circumstances shouldn't stand in the way of receiving quality care for your child. As a charity, the YMCA of Okanagan has always provided financial assistance on child care, preschool, camps, and before & after school care to those in need. In addition, with new government supports in place, child care is becoming more affordable.